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Asylum Seeking at the US-Mexico Border
September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This presentation will provide an overview of who the migrants are coming to the US-Mexico border and how the demographics of this population have changed over the past decade or two. It will also discuss US asylum law and how the current asylum system excludes many Central American and Mexican asylum seekers.
Dr. Sarah A. Blue
Texas State University
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Sarah Blue is an Associate Professor in the Geography Department at Texas State University. Dr. Blue received her B.A. in Geography from the University of Denver, M.A. in Geography at the University of Minnesota, and Ph.D. in Geography from UCLA. Dr. Blue’s research has mainly focused on immigration from Latin America to the United States, refugee and asylum issues, and socio-economic inequality for underrepresented groups in the United States, Central America, and Cuba. Dr. Blue has been the director of the Race, Ethnicity, and Place (REP) Conference since 2016 and is Chair of the AAG Nominating Committee. She also is Vice President and a long-time board member of the Conference of Latin American Geographers (CLAG).
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